Apple TV+ doc series tracks evolution of LGBTQ portrayals

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ABOVE: Actor Wilson Cruz in the Apple TV+ documentary “Visible: Out on Television.” (Screenshot from YouTube)

Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a “love letter” to the medium’s power.

It’s also a testament to how LGBTQ people and their allies harnessed TV to tell the community’s stories, said Cruz, who along with actor-comedian Wanda Sykes was an executive producer for “Visible: Out on Television.” The five-part documentary will be released Feb. 14 on the new Apple TV+ streaming service.

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Streaming services have more LGBT characters than network TV

By : Jeremy Williams
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You are more likely to find an LGBT character in a series on your favorite online streaming media provider than on network television, according to recent report from GLAAD.

The LGBT media watchdog group crunched the numbers and found that streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime featured 43 regular LGBT characters across 23 series such as Orange is the New Black, Grace and Frankie, Transparent, Sense8 and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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Fonda, Tomlin play “fierce” women with gay ex-husbands in new Neflix series

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LOS ANGELES — Age rarely catches a break in pop culture. But when Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin lend their outsized talents to a sitcom, expect something far removed from old-lady cliches and self-negating punchlines.

“Grace and Frankie,” the 13-episode Netflix comedy debuting Friday with the two longtime friends in the title roles, is striving to be funny, honest and, to use Fonda’s description, “really fierce.”

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